Henriques to Compete in the 2006 World Amateur Golf Team Championships

Oct. 26, 2006

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Even though he just started his collegiate career at UCF, freshman golfer Nuno Henriques (Funchal, Portugal) will travel back over the Atlantic Ocean Thursday-Sunday for one of the most prestigious tournaments in golf. The Golden Knight is set to hit the links for his native Portuguese National Team at the 2006 World Amateur Golf Team Championships in Cape Town, South Africa.

Henriques is one of many collegiate athletes participating in the event. Last year's medalist at the NCAA Championships, Oklahoma State's Jonathan Moore, and Georgia's Chris Kirk are competing for the United States. The tournament consists of 70 countries with three golfers per team, and will take place at De Zalze Golf Course and Stellenbosch Golf Course.

In two tournamentsso far with UCF, Henriques has a 74.67 stroke average with his highest finish coming at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate (10th). His best round was a two-under 70 on day two of the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate.

Henriques trained at the IMG Academy and graduated from the Pendleton School in Bradenton, Fla., in 2005. He sat out last season in order to gain some additional tournament experience before enrolling at UCF. Henriques was a two-time winner on the Future Collegians World Tour and earned third-team FCWT All-America honors.

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